* The Design:
The Stone in Wood necklace is one of my most popular nursing necklace designs, and I am proud to say that I was the first and original creator on Etsy (or maybe anywhere!) of this wonderful combination of wooden teething ring and gemstone pendant!
This design enables you to have our ever popular, satiny smooth wooden teething ring - AND a beautiful gemstone pendant - all in one! Baby can play with and mouth the wooden ring and you can wear it with even more beauty and style when it is combined with such a lovely healing stone.
* The Materials:
My gemstones are my pride! I am fortunate enough to live just outside of Tucson, Arizona. Once per year, I attend the internationally renowned Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, which is the largest gem show in the entire country. I hand pick the vast majority of my gemstone inventory every year at this show; I seek only beautiful, quality, natural gemstones from reputable manufacturers.
This wooden ring is raw, natural, chemical free Birch wood from Canada or Maine, without any kind of finish or treatment. If you would like a finish added please include a request at check out; I can add a simple olive oil finish, or a "wood mojo" finish (natural wood finish made from beeswax, olive oil, and therapeutic grade lemon essential oil).
* The Making:
The ring has been sanded smooth with a unique process using rice – an all natural sanding medium and one of the least allergenic foods available. This necklace is perfect for little hands to play with as well as serving as an all natural, plastic-free alternative to use when baby is teething!
I use a waxed cotton cord - brown or black which can be adjusted from approximately 14" to 28" long. If you would prefer a natural organic hemp cord, please note that in the Notes To Seller section when you order.
* Please note that the grains vary slightly on each wooden ring, and individual gemstones vary as well. The last two photos depict the variety of this stone in my inventory. If you have a preference of darker or lighter, etc, please send me a convo.
* Check out my other listings under Wooden Ring Designs to see this Stone in Wood combination with a variety of different gemstones, as well as other fabulous nursing necklaces:
Jasper - Sustains and supports during stress, brings tranquility, wholeness. Imparts determination, courage to assertively deal with problems, encourages self-honesty. Supports during necessary conflict. Aids quick thinking, promotes organizational abilities, seeing projects through. Stimulates the imagination, transforms ideas into action.
Jasper (Red) - Gently stimulating. Grounds energy, rectifies unjust situations. Brings problems to light before they become too big, provides insights into difficult situations. Makes an excellent worry bead, calming emotions when played with. Strengthens one’s boundaries.
For years, mothers around the world have benefited from using nursing necklaces. At some point your baby's exploration of her world can interfere with nursing. When distraction, biting, pulling and pinching become part of the routine, a good way to distract your baby and focus on nursing is to offer a nursing necklace.
A nursing necklace is designed to appeal to your baby's senses - vision, touch, hearing. Wearing a nursing necklace refocuses your baby during feeding time, encouraging her to explore the nursing necklace beads, rather than your hair, your clothing, or anything else near her. You can wear the Nursing Necklace or just hold it and let baby finger it. It's good to have a few so you can rotate and keep things new and exciting.
Our Nursing Necklaces are designed to be both tactile and visually-stimulating and help make breastfeeding or bottle-feeding a more pleasurable experience. These necklaces are not just for feeding, use them during diaper changes to keep your little one’s hands occupied and out of the diaper. Wear during babywearing to keep your little one from tugging on your hair. The possibilities are endless!